COG’s 50th Year Gang-gang Survey Project
One of the special activities to mark 2014 as COG’s 50th Year was a “citizen science” project to learn more about the ACT’s faunal emblem and COG’s Bird of the Year — the Gang-gang Cockatoo.
The survey was a new venture for the Canberra Ornithologists Group (COG) where observations from the general public were encouraged, the survey went over a specific period, there were two different surveys embedded in the one project and where observations could be recorded on paper forms or on-line.
The aims of the project were to expand our knowledge of the Gang-gangs within the COG area of interest, involve the membership and general public in a project on birds and promote the activities of COG. The public were asked to submit Gang-gang observations from the ACT and local region. There were 7189 records submitted. In addition to these primary observations, there were 6160 secondary observations giving a total of 13,329 Gang-gang records for analysis.
Project Outcomes and Reports
Two reports on the project were published in January 2016 (see links below) and a third report on the supplemental breeding study will be published soon. These reports cover social, communications and science aspects of the project.
If you have any queries about the survey, please contact by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .